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Match Centre

League Cup
Tuesday 3 December 2019 (kick off: 7.45 PM)

Venue: Windsor Park

Referee: Tim Marshall

Linfield home-team
0 FT 3
away-team Coleraine
  •   Aaron Canning 62'
  •   Aaron Jarvis 82'
  •   Ben Doherty 79'
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Stephen Lowry and Shayne Lavery in action ©INPHO/Brian Little

BANNSIDERS SINK HOLDERS LINFIELD TO REACH LEAGUE CUP FINAL

Coleraine booked their place in the BetMcLean League Cup final with a three-goal defeat of outgoing holders Linfield at Windsor Park.

The game got off to a somewhat cautious start with the first effort of note not arriving until the 16th minute when Jamie Mulgrew sent an effort over the bar from the edge of the box after Coleraine lost possession.

As the first half progressed Linfield increasingly looked the more likely to break the deadlock. Matthew Clarke flicked a header just wide following a good move while Stephen Fallon later failed to find the target after creating a bit of space to get a shot in.

But undoubtedly the chance of the half came five minutes before the break. Shayne Lavery pounced on a poor Lyndon Kane backpass but couldn't beat Chris Johns one-on-one.

Then, moments after that, Kirk Millar went close from distance but, once more, the ball drifted off target.

Coleraine had two great chances early in the second half with Ben Doherty firing wide from an Eoin Bradley cutback before Stephen Lowry headed straight at Linfield keeper Rohan Ferguson. At the other end Johns tipped over a Joel Cooper strike.

The Bannsiders moved in front just after the hour through Aaron Canning with a nodded finish through a crowded goalmouth after Rohan Ferguson failed to gather a free-kick.

Doherty might have added a second ten minutes later only to fire over but, on 80 minutes, he did find the net with a looping cross over Ferguson after Canning found him with a well placed pass.

And two minutes after that Coleraine made sure of their place in the decider when Aaron Jarvis was allowed the time and space to head a Doherty corner into the net.

Linfield: Ferguson, Robinson, Cooper, Millar, Lavery, Clarke, Fallon, Mulgrew, McGivern, Mitchell, Casement subs Moore (not used), Callacher (not used), Waterworth (replaced Mulgrew 76), Stewart (replaced Casement 72), Hery (replaced Mitchell 57), Reynolds (not used), Hume (not used)

Coleraine: Johns, Kane, Mullan, Canning, Jarvis, Doherty, Lowry, Bradley, Carson, Glackin, Traynor subs Gallagher (not used), Douglas (not used), McLaughlin (replaced Bradley 88), McConaghie (replaced Kane 77), Parkhill (replaced Glackin 84), Gawne (not used), McGuckin (not used)

  • FULL TIME
    Linfield   0 - 3 Coleraine
  •  Yellow Card

    Joel Cooper

    Linfield

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Eoin Bradley

    Coleraine

    88'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    James McLaughlin

    Coleraine

    88'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Glackin

    Coleraine

    84'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Ian Parkhill

    Coleraine

    84'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    82'
  • GOAL

    Ben Doherty

    Coleraine

    79'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Lyndon Kane

    Coleraine

    77'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Gareth McConaghie

    Coleraine

    77'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Jamie Mulgrew

    Linfield

    76'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Andrew Waterworth

    Linfield

    76'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Chris Casement

    Linfield

    72'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Jordan Stewart

    Linfield

    72'
  •  Yellow Card

    Aaron Jarvis

    Coleraine

    68'
  • GOAL

    Aaron Canning

    Coleraine

    62'
  • red subsititutions  Substitution

    Andy Mitchell

    Larne

    57'
  • green subsititutions  Substitution

    Bastien Hery

    Linfield

    57'
  •  Yellow Card

    Stephen Lowry

    Coleraine

    45'
  •  Yellow Card

    Joshua Robinson

    Linfield

    26'

Linfield

  • Rohan Ferguson
  • Joshua Robinson 26'
  • Joel Cooper 88'
  • Kirk Millar
  • Shayne Lavery
  • Matthew Clarke
  • Stephen Fallon
  • Jamie Mulgrew red substitution 76'
  • Ryan McGivern
  • Andy Mitchell red substitution 57'
  • Chris Casement red substitution 72'

Substitutes

  • Alex Moore
  • Jimmy Callacher
  • Andrew Waterworth green substitution 76'
  • Jordan Stewart green substitution 72'
  • Bastien Hery green substitution 57'
  • Daniel Reynolds
  • Trai Hume

Coleraine

  • Chris Johns
  • Lyndon Kane red substitution 77'
  • Adam Mullan
  • Aaron Canning 62'
  • Aaron Jarvis 68' 82'
  • Ben Doherty 79'
  • Stephen Lowry 45'
  • Eoin Bradley red substitution 88'
  • Josh Carson
  • Jamie Glackin red substitution 84'
  • Aaron Traynor

Substitutes

  • Martin Gallagher
  • Steven Douglas
  • James McLaughlin green substitution 88'
  • Gareth McConaghie green substitution 77'
  • Ian Parkhill green substitution 84'
  • Alex Gawne
  • Emmett McGuckin

Linfield

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Coleraine

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